“…it’s summer camp for adults who like to bike.” How 2 Iowa reporters in 1973 accidentally started the world’s largest bike tour

RAGBRAI is an idiosyncratic mix of extreme exercise, alcohol-fueled revelry, and Midwestern kitsch: By day three, you’re used to seeing middle-aged moms take shots of Fireball at 10 am, just after riding 30 miles and before buying ham balls to support a church fundraiser.

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/29/9060215/ragbrai-history-iowa

 

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